UPDATE: IHOP Says No Plans For Bangor Restaurant, Despite Project Approval
UPDATE: International House of Pancakes representatives deny they are going to open a restaurant in Bangor, according to a report in the Bangor Daily News.
The initial report of IHOP's arrival came from WABI after the planning board unanimously approved the development Tuesday night. City planners later confirmed IHOP was the restaurant named in the proposal.
In an official statement on Thursday, IHOP said it had no plans to open a restaurant in Bangor.
“While we’re thrilled to hear that people are excited about the possibility of an IHOP in Bangor, Maine, neither the brand or the franchisee who owns the development rights for this area has plans underway to open a restaurant at this time," the company told the newspaper.
The new location was approved for the Rodeway Inn on Odlin Road.
The plan calls for the existing hotel to be renovated. The restaurant will be a free-standing, 4,800-square-foot structure. Here's more on the plan.
IHOP currently has Maine locations in Auburn, Augusta, Portland and Saco.